Term: Spring 2018
• Explore the historical Quito, a city surrounded by volcanoes
• Enjoy a hike up Imbabura Volcano slopes
• Visit The Ethno Historic Museum of Mindalae to learn about the different cultural groups in Ecuador
• Visit the artisan market of Otavalos
• Drive through the Amazon to the city of Tena to meet the people of Ruku Kausay
Estimated Cost: $3,005
||Cultural Anthropology: Special focus Indigenous Cultures of Ecuador
||Independent Work in Anthropology
||1.0 - 3.0
The program fee for the study abroad program to the Ecuador will typically cover:
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE = $3,005
Estimated Costs not included in the Program Fee:
- Round-trip airfare from Florida to Ecuador
- All in-country transportation
- All in-country accommodation
- All meals
- Tours, museums, and other activity fees
- International insurance
||$320.31 (3 credits)
||Refer to Immunization Section for more info
*Please note that the Total Estimated Costs not included in the program fee is an approximation and that individuals will differ
Read through the Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy to understand payment expectations. This policy will accompany the Study Abroad Application form that you must fill out and sign to join a program.
The payments expected for the program will follow the calendar below.
|$130 (Non-Refundable Deposit and Application Fee)
||Due with Application
||November 17, 2017
||January 5, 2018
*Payment dates are subject to change. Participants will be informed via email if changes occur.
How to Make a Payment
To make a payment, go to the Cashier's Office in the Northwest Campus. The Cashier's Office accepts payments in cash, by check and by credit card. You can make your payments on the phone. More info here
If you are not able to make a payment according to the dates assigned by Santa Fe College's International Education Office, it may still be possible for you to join the program; however you will likely incur increased costs.
Local Laws and Special Circumstances
to read about the local laws in Ecuador as provided by the U.S. State Department. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the International Education Coordinator and/or the faculty leader(s) for your program.
Safety and Security
Please read the safety and security information provided by the U.S. State Department by clicking here
. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the International Education Coordinator and/or the faculty leader(s) for your program.
Please click here
to visit the Center for Disease Control website for Ecuador and carefully read about immunization information and requirements for Ecuador.
Click here: Alachua County Department of Health
, to access information about Foreign Travel.
Trip dates: March 3, 2018 – March 14, 2018
- Depart from Florida arrive in Quito, Ecuador and transfer to the Hotel
- Quito City Tour, Ethno Historic Museum, and Academic Lectures
- Quito – San Clemente Community. Preparation for social project.
- Social Interaction: Community Work with Local Kids
- Social Interaction: Minga Work in the Community
- San Clemente - Papallacta
Application & Scholarships
- Sharing the Amazon Community Ruku Kausay
In order to apply for this Study Abroad program and for all Santa Fe College Study Abroad Scholarships please complete this online application. (Note that you will have to create an account. Do not try to log in with your Santa Fe credentials).
Heather Hall is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at SFC. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Caribbean, South and Central and South America as well as Hong Kong and other parts of China. She has co-lead nine very successful study abroad trips with SFC, including study in Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Egypt. This will be her 10th return student trip to Ecuador.
Joshua A Crosby
Joshua Crosby has been an Adjunct Professor at Santa Fe College since January 2011. He has taught classes at three institutions, both in the classroom and online, including General Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Multicultural Communication, Human Sexuality and Culture, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Global Health Culture. He has a M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Central Florida, and is currently a Ph.D. canidate at the University of Florida. Josh is the undergraduate liaison office for the Florida Anthropological Students Association (FASA). His current research examines human-environmental relations, specifically traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), ethnobiology, foraging, and the cultural transmission of environmental knowledge. His previous research examined tourism, development, poverty alleviation, and sustainability. A former AmeriCorps volunteer, Josh has traveled extensively throughout Latin America. He conducted research in Oaxaca, Mexico for 2 months for his M.A. thesis. Currently he is working in collaboration with a ecology-based multidisciplinary group in Swaziland, Africa. He has participated in five study abroad trips through Santa Fe.
This program is pending approval. All figures are subject to change. For more information, contact the International Education Coordinator.